Hey Dan. This is Brandon from Wikia's Community Support Team. I sent you an email last week (titled "Wikia Stars") using the address that's connected with your Wikia account, and I just want to check in to see if you received it. Did you? Thanks!
Could I trouble you to weigh in with your opinon regarding the current qualifications for a recurring character.
We have two separate definitions currently online and it's causing more than a little confusion. There have been some lively debates in chat on the subject, but the matter remains unresolved. The general consensus amongst those present was three speaking appearances, with some limited exceptions.
In the Category section , the definition is two appearences. Whilst in the Portal section the definition is three appeareances with an added caveat that they be speaking roles.
Your thoughts on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
I always viewed it as three speaking appearances or more. Once a character is recurring, they will be considered recurring in future seasons as well. I adopted this classification from Lostpedia and Heroeswiki.
Obi, would you mind communicating with the rest of the Admin team before you make any changes to main page items, such as the poll? I saw you just created a new poll without saving the old one. We've been trying to keep old polls here: http://personofinterest.wikia.com/wiki/Poll because they won't be saved by default and any changes will revert the results to 0. Now that you changed the template content, the old poll is gone.
We would really appreciate if you talked with us from time to time instead instead of just doing your thing. We're in the chat almost every day and I've also offered you other means of communication. Since you haven't activated the email user feature, I can only leave messages on your wall. It would be really nice if you could join us for a group discussion, or leave a message on one of our talk pages to announce any changes or revisions. Thank you.
Hi Obi. Would you mind discussing the change of portrait images on recurring character pages before you make any changes? We've had a few issues with this recently when one user constantly changed character portraits so we admins decided that we would like to discuss any changes as a group first. Unless there really is a better picture, we think that there is no need to update anything. (though in Elias' case I see the point because he's no longer a prisoner)
You are welcome to join our chat when you see that admins or regular users are online. It's a great way to discuss things directly. We also have an admin email address to talk admin matters offsite. I can send you the address if you want. You're a part of the admin group after all. Cheers
Apropos of this, Obi, and please don't think we're ganging up on you, but we agreed to leave the four episode pages blank until after broadcast on the U.S. east coast. We want to be respectful of readers, but especially to slow down editors who want to add to pages based on rumor, speculation, spoiler sites and someone's pictures from the set.
As a result, I've reverted your edit for now, but will restore it after the episode runs on Tuesday. Thanks for understanding.
We all realize you weren't aware of what we'd done. But we do want to be consistent to keep order. When you get a minute, take a peek at my sandbox. We're working on an organizing point for policy and info, modeled on something Claire saw on the Alias wiki.
Hi Obi~ Could you assign rollback rights to Wilem7? He's been doing such a great job with adding images and making the tabs look beautiful but he gets interrupted or reverted by another user from time to time and has to fix it again manually. I would also want to ask you to assign bureaucrat rights to me, if that's alright with you :) I'm here literally every day and well aware of what's going on. And I really care about this wiki. Cheers.
Also, I do think we need to come up with a guideline regarding images. Some of the lead images uploaded by Wilem7 have a strong yellow tint, and at times come in different sizes. I personally believe images should be left untouched, as in, no filtering.
It might have something to do about when we were in the chat discussing the possibility of adding filtered images to represent "only credited" characters or something like that, we normally don't use filtered images elsewhere - but it sounds like a good guideline thing.
Obi-On a very limited number of occassions it is sometimes necessary to adjust the size, brightness and contrast due to the subject matter and the available lighting. In this example from 221, Uni #1 is only on screen for 2.5 seconds and he's literally in the dark the whole time. Additionally, he's in such a tiny portion of the picture that he's nearly invisible. If I posted the unaltered pic, I fear we would be inundated with people crying "That's Reese, you idiot."
You may recall that some weeks ago you and I did discuss the prospect of lightening pictures for effect in extreme situations, and as we agreed I have limited manipulating images to those instances where they are most sorely needed. To my mind, the number of altered images is quite small.
Additionally, I did create a question mark man for the people I just can't find after umpteen viewings, but this is a very small number. Also, Claire, PS2 and I worked on some "placeholder" images for regular cast members who did not appear in an episode but had a credit, mostly poor Fusco.
Of course, I am happily just a guest here and will abide by whatever you decide regarding this issue. Ironically, I'm in the process of completing the pics for 2x22, my very last episode. 51 down and one to go!
Wilem7 (What's your real name? :P), you are not a guest. You are part of a team -- an influential and much needed one. Your say and mine carry the same weight, and I would love for you to stick around for as long as you want! :)
Thank you alll very much, I am honoured to be included in such distinguished company. You are all truly special and it shows in every page of this site. Keep up the good work and I look forward to the future.
Hello there! I'd like to know if this community might be interested in testing out the new VisualEditor option. You may have read some details about how it works on the Community Central forum and on the Help page. You can also check out the feature on the Community Test Wikia!
We'd be interested in enabling it here as soon as next Thursday or Friday, once the option to upload images and add videos has been released. Please let me know if this community might be interested, and if you have any questions or concerns please don't be shy. Thanks!
But of course! How dense I've become these days. I googled the heck out of it and spot checked a dozen episodes or more but I just couldn't place it for the life of me. It's my favourite Finch pic and is even funnier than I remember it. Thanks much!
I noticed that you were the one who uploaded the "Pedia of Interest" logo, and seeing as it uses the same font as one of the show's logos, I was wondering if you knew what that font's name is, since I've looked for a very long time but haven't been able to find it.
I'm sure you're probably aware of what the Related Videos Module is at this point, but if not, an example can be seen in the right rail HERE. How would you feel about me enabling this feature here on Pedia of Interest?